Simplify your inbox
The inbox should be precisely that, you deal with emails coming in and do not keep them there
Archive v Delete
Delete everything that you are never going to need or read again. Archive should be used for those emails that you may want to refer to in a month or a year’s time.
On your tablet or smart phone you can set swipe actions for each email. For example you can set swiping to the left to delete emails by tapping on the 3 lines at top left and then going to settings and changing the swipe actions.
When writing an email, if you need to get an accent on a letter, using a smartphone or tablet is quite easy, you simply hold down the relevant key (for example the letter a) and a selection of accents will appear above it then slide your finger up to select the one you need.
Using a laptop or computer with a physical keyboard is more complicated. For example to type é you need to hold down ctrl and ‘ then release and type e, there are various other combinations for other accents.
On an iPad or iPhone the mail folders are called mailboxes. To add a new folder, tap ‘back’ on the top left, or it may say ‘mailboxes’. From there tap edit, then the option to add a new mailbox will appear.